Beach Fishing Adventures

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Looking to explore Florida’s world-famous fishing grounds, and embark on a unique adventure at the same time? Maybe you’ve always wanted to experience incredible angling action, but don’t like the idea of cruising miles out onto choppy waters? Beach Fishing Adventures is the perfect solution! Explore the Gulf of Mexico’s fishery from a totally new perspective as you cast off from Sarasota’s shoreline. No boat needed – leave seasickness behind!

Your guide, Steve Herich, has been fishing these waters for over 30 years and uses his wealth of experience to offer unbeatable “on the beach” angling adventures for guests of all ages and skill levels. He’s a patient and knowledgeable instructor and will teach you not only how to hook your dream catch, but how to catch live bait, use the tackle and also gain an understanding of the local fish and best fishing conditions.

You’ll be able to cast off straight away with Steve – you don’t need to worry about cruising miles to find the best spot! Fishing from piers, beaches, bay, and jetties guarantees true “hands-on” action, and Steve will show you the best techniques to use.

Steve’s knowledge, fishing spots, and top-notch techniques already offer something to write home about! Steve’s guests regularly reel in species such as Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder, Shark species, and plenty of other Floridian saltwater superstars.

Coach Steve will provide the best quality Penn gear you need for a fun and productive day along the shoreline. He’ll even fillet and bag your catch for you. Gratuity is not included, but is appreciated: 15-20% is customary for your guide working hard to make your trip memorable! Just remember to purchase your fishing license for the day. The hoards of baitfish of many species bring the bite up against the beaches, so make sure you don’t miss out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $285
    Head to the shoreline in the morning, and get ready to cast off straight away – no boat is needed to hook the catch of your dreams on this beach-fishing trip! Your beach guide, Steve, will bring along all the fishing gear you need for a fun and productive morning. All you need to do is grab your favorite snacks, water, sensible beach shoes, and plenty of sunscreen! Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $245
    Head to the shoreline in the morning, and get ready to cast off straight away – no boat is needed to hook the catch of your dreams on this beach-fishing trip! Your beach guide, Steve, will bring along all the fishing gear you need for a fun and productive morning. All you need to do is grab your favorite snacks, water, sensible beach shoes, and plenty of sunscreen! Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Mid Day) - NO BOAT
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $245
    Whether you're looking for a fun family activity, or are an experienced angler looking for a new way of fishing, your beach guide Steve has a completely unique opportunity for you – fishing from the shoreline, boat not necessary! Steve will have you hooking a variety of world-famous fish, including the feisty Snook, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and more. He'll also provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring beach shoes, sunscreen, and snacks. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $245
    Spend an afternoon experiencing Floridian fishing like never before – you'll be casting off from the beach, and no boat is necessary to hook the catch of your dreams! Species on offer include world-famous Floridian fish such as Snook, Pompano, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and more. Steve will bring along the gear you need for a successful trip – just grab sunscreen, sensible beach shoes, and plenty of snacks! Tip is not included, but appreciated.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $205
    If you're an early bird, join your beach guide Steve for this adventure! You'll be fishing from the shoreline of the beach itself, so if you want to take your family on a unique angling adventure this is for you. No boat is needed to hook world-famous fish, either – species on offer include Sheepshead, Redfish, Snook, Pompano, a variety of Snapper, and even Shark. Steve will bring all the fishing gear you need. Just bring sunscreen, snacks, and beach shoes. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (Mid Day) - NO BOAT
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $205
    Get ready to explore the waters of the Gulf with your very own beach guide, Steve! You'll be shoreline fishing from the beach itself (no boat needed!), so if you're looking for a truly unique experience, this is the perfect trip for you. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring sunscreen, snacks, drinks, and footwear that can handle rocks. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $205
    What could be better than spending your afternoon on a beautiful beach, soaking in the rays and fishing from the shoreline? You don't have to worry about seasickness on this trip – no boat is required, and you'll be casting from the beach itself! The species on offer only add to this incredible experience – Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Pompano, and a variety of Shark, to name a few. Just bring along sensible shoes, snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
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About the Captain

Steven Herich
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Capt. Steve grew up in Southern California, and has always had a passion for saltwater activities: from fishing to surfing, scuba to spearfishing, and diving for Lobster! He has a true thirst for adventure, and this led him to the rugged, unspoiled beaches of Baja, Mexico. Baja proved to be a true fisherman's paradise, with incredible angling opportunities and lifelong memories. Now, he wants to help guests feel the same sense of adventure and excitement that he experienced in Baja – through experiencing Floridian fishing like never before, from the shoreline! Steve moved to Longboat Key, Florida, in 1992, and has an incredible, diverse fishery right on his doorstep. He can't wait to introduce you to it, all without a boat in sight. He also knows a lot about the local wildlife and loves telling guests about the nature around them as they fish, providing an experience that’s more than just fishing. Come and enjoy a truly unique Floridian experience with your own personal beach guide!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Thomas K.
Joliet, IL
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Great Coach and all around person

NEW  3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT on April 27, 2021
Had a great morning fishing with Coach Steve.  Being from the Midwest it was nice to have a coach with a wealth of knowledge,...
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Chuck B.
Largo, Florida
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February fishing trip

3 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT on February 21, 2021
Coach Steve is phenomenal at his job. He explained to us what to do, how to do, and why we were doing it. I was a firm believer...
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Zebo K.
Palmetto, Florida
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT on February 6, 2021
Fishing with Captain Steven was the best decision we made for this special day :)) It is my husband’s birthday, and...
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Bruno W.
Sarasota, Florida
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Beach Fishing Adventure with Coach Steve!

4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT on January 14, 2021
Wow!  Just had a fantastic day of fishing with Coach Steve from Beach Fishing Adventures!  If you’re looking to improve...
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Jason H.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Handled 8 people well!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT on December 22, 2020
Coach Steve and Leo were great hosts for our trip. Energetic, engaging and very friendly so they made you feel comfortable...
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FAQs about Beach Fishing Adventures

Beach Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $205 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT (2 hours)
  • $205 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (Mid Day) - NO BOAT (2 hours)
  • $205 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT (2 hours)
  • $245 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT (3 hours)
  • $245 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (Mid Day) - NO BOAT (3 hours)
  • $245 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT (3 hours)
  • $285 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Beach Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Beach Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Quality Penn rods and reels and gear)
  • Live Bait (Live/frozen shrimp, baitfish, sandfleas, etc.)
  • Lures (Provided )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Your catch filleted - bagged & iced)

Beach Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (From beaches, piers, jetties, and passes)
  • Flats Fishing (Sarasota Bay flats )

Beach Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Beach Fishing Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout